Ronnie Goodman: The Color of Hope

What: The Color of Hope, Paintings and prints by Ronnie Goodman
Exhibition Dates: February 21–March 7, 2011
Meet the Artist: Saturdays, February 26 & March 5, 12:00–2:00 pm
Where: SOMArts Ramp Gallery in lobby

The Color of Hope is an exhibition in the Ramp Gallery, a secure all-access exhibition space located in the SOMArts lobby, that presents three paintings and one print by local artist Ronnie Goodman. Goodman created a large body of artwork while doing time in at San Quentin and Folsom State prisons, where he participated in the Arts in Corrections program, studying with Katya McCulloch, Patrick Maloney and Bill Peterson. His work depicts and is inspired by his immediate surroundings inside the prison system.  Katherine Blood, curator of prints at the Library of Congress, comments that “Goodman’s prints are consistently compelling—artistically, technically and in visual/narrative content.”

According to Goodman, “My work is an emotional experience reflecting on my personal growth in prison life as an artist.  It is a reflection of my solitude and the deep souls of human beings.” Goodman completed his prison sentence in Fall 2010.

This Ramp show will be up from February 21st, to March 7, 2011 and the artist will be present in the space for meeting the public on Saturday, February 26th from 12:00—2:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 5th from 12:00—2:00 p.m.

See more of Ronnie Goodman’s portfolio here and come on by the Ramp gallery to pick up an application to show your work here too.

Image credit: Waiting, oil on canvas, 2010, Ronnie Goodman.

More images from this show can be seen at our SOMArts Flickr site here.